|The assault on the lawn.|
Apparently, Tom's car was stuck on the lawn. Connor who just got his permit two weeks ago, and has not yet driven, was sitting in the driver's seat of Tom's car. Tom, dressed in a suit, was crouched in front of his car pushing it and screaming, "Connor, gas it! Gas it!" Yes, standing directly in front of the car screaming for a child to accelerate. What's really unbelievable about what Tom was doing is that he has a car that has a "wand" for a gear shift and so you push buttons for the direction you want to go making it easier for a beginner to push "Drive" and not "Reverse."
I removed my son from the situation and went inside to call someone to come tow the car off the lawn. As I was doing this, Tom got the bright idea to use my car to pull his car out of the mud holes that he had created. The electrical extension cord (below) was used as the tow rope.
|Electrical cord used as a tow rope.|
|Santa watching the scene unfold.|
I've not heard from Tom since this morning's scene, but I imagine he is busy applying his problem solving skills at the office.